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's ball. this is one of the two inaugural balls for president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >>
barack obama is urging americans who support his gun control proposals to put pressure on congress. the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violent. the president said it is up the public to maintain action. >> they need to bring these proposals up for a vote and the american people need to make sure that they do. >> among other actions the president is urging congress to reinstate the ban and coming up we'll see how soon we can expect to see it work on the president's pro pass etoes sal. >> -- proposal. >> they have a right to bear arms but i don't think anybody needs assault type weapons. >> if you get robbed then you need protection. >> all gun buyers should have background checks. >>> and they said they will be there to prevent a petition called for lifting caps on student health insurance. this by the way is the second day at the uc. if missing bay campus -- mission bay campus and it is called for in president barack obama's obama care overhaul. right now it has a lifetime cap of $400,000 and it is not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>
unfolding this weekend? the second inauguration of barack obama. bleachers are being set up along the parade route and security preparations are underway for the big event. and inauguration day is usually january 20th but since it's a sunday this year the official swearing in will be held in private tomorrow and the public festivities will take place on monday. and kristin aers is in washington, d.c. to cover the event for us. they began today with a national day of service. >> reporter: that's right ann. it's become a tradition with the obama administration. a day of giving back and for one san francisco woman, we spoke to who came all the way out here, this wasn't just a day for giving back. it was also one for giving thanks for an obama policy that she says saved her life. president obama rolled up his sleeves to help spruce up a washington, d.c. elementary school today. the president and first lady stained a bookshelf as part of the national day of service project. >> the very young people did some really good work and some of the older folk
ds of thousands of people coming here to witness president obama take the oath of office for a second time. >> reporter: president obama made the short trip across lafayette park to attend a service at st. john's church. >> if anybody has tickets give me a shout out. >> reporter: as many as 700,000 people are expected to fill the national mall to watch the inauguration. darrell came here from jackson mississippi. he camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. >> i'm going to be sitting right there waiting for when they open up. >> reporter: thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremonial, held for the public. the constitution requires that the official swearing in take place on january 20th. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: he followed that up with a candlelight ceremony sunday night where he said today's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not t
responsible. >> we are getting hints at the new gun regulations president obama will suggest, plus the state that passed strict laws today. >> the cold weather is threatening the citrus crop. the staggering amount farmers spent this weekend to try and keep their crops safe. >>> the ktvu ipad app is ready to download. you can watch our newscasts live plus drive time traffic, bay area weather, and video, breaking news any time anywhere. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> tomorrow morning president obama will announce new policies in pons to the newtown school shooting. he'll be surrounded by children who wrote to him after that tragedy. the president does not have to wait for congress to act. >> reporter: the white house says president obama could make nearly 20 executive orders to enact stricter gun laws. that would not require approval from law
this morning our time. that's when barack obama officially starts his second term. washington is already in a party mode. abc's mr. bradley joins us live from the mall in washington, d.c. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. you are right, the party is already underway across town. here on the national mall where the inaugural ceremony and parade will begin tomorrow, they are expecting a crowd larger than both president bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president barack obama takes the oath today but the public ceremony is tomorrow before hundreds of houses on the national mall. for that ceremony the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final pr
get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear, that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states safely. >> and will to the best of my ability -- >> it was a moment for the history books. president obama gets set to take his second oath of office. there is a national day of service. a private and a public swearing in followed by a parade and inauguration ball. as steve handelsman tells us there's a more serious undertone for this inauguration. >> reporter: washington is almost ready. massive security, barriers going into place, bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade. and the presidential viewing stand bulletproof rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and pres
for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and the blue section is in the left front seating area. president barack obama was officially sworn in and the vice-president was sworn in on the 20th. when it's on a sunday, there is a public ceremony the next day and there is another swearing in at the capital and that's where hundreds of thousands of people are headed right now and the swearing intakes place in about four hours and then there is the inaugural address. there will be numbers of a group called canine companions and perry explains why this is such a b
to gather. the president and michelle obama will attend both, including this one, this will feature military men and women and this is upstairs, this is the commander in chief bowl. we will bring you live pictures as it follows and we have team coverage tonight starting with ktvu's tori campbell. >> reporter: another massive crowd showed up today to celebrate the inauguration of president obama for his second term. 20 jumbo trons allowed the crowds to witness the ceremony and hear the president's address. >> our journey is not complete till we find a better way towelcome the -- to welcome the immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. >> reporter: we ran into ellen and asked her what she thought. >> there were many references to women, you know, how it is important for women to have equal wages, great job and also he made references to preserving the environment. >> reporter: later there was the parade. it traved 1.5 miles from the capital to pennsylvania avenue. >> we feel extremely honored. we were one
obama has unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades. jacqueline fell joins us live from our d.c. bureau with the proposed changes and a battle with the nra involving the president's children. jacqueline? >> reporter: well, the congressman nancy pelosi is calling the plan clear and concrete steps to tackle gun violence. however, she knows the president's plan will be a big lift split ceam. >> this is our -- politically. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: president obama is asking congress to act quickly. with shooting victims and families of those who have been killed in the front row, obama proposed mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, a ban on military style assault weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds and stricter penalties on gun trafficking. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for more school resource officers, counselors and better access to mental health care. he's urging americans demand
president to take the oath of office. it must happen by 9:00 this morning our time for barack obama to officially start his second term. washington is already abuzz. they are in the party mode. abc is joining us live from the mall in washington d.c. good morning. >> good morning to you, carolyn. you showed it a short time ago that there is a lot going on. president obama and the vice president over at arlington national cemetery. before that the vice president officially took the oath of office at the naval observatory. here on the national mall they are expecting a huge crowd tomorrow. crowds actually larger than both presidents bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president obama takes the oath of office today but the public swearing in is tomorrow before thousands on the national mall. he will place his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the
last week. today is the national holiday in king's memory. when president obama takes his public oath of office in a few hours, he will use a bible that belonged to king. and in case you're wondering what's closed today. federal and state courts are closed. as are city and county offices. banks and post offices are closed. there is no mail delivery today. as for public transit.bart and muni are operating on a saturday schedule there is weekend service for golden gate transit ferries and a-c transit buses. however, samtrans and caltrain are operating on regular weekday schedule. and in san francisco.parking meters are enforced. >> the dream catcher-the dream lighter-787, still wondering of the fire that could have caused from a battery. they could still be problems with wiring or other internal electrical components. and alsoa commuter plane skids off the runway at newark liberty airport. here you see the united airlines express plane flanked by emergency crews. 13 people were on board when the plane made a rough landing last night. several of the rear tires blew out on impact, causing
are in high gear for monday's inauguration of president obama for his second term. at the same time people are marking dr. martin luther king's birthday with a day of service. cbs reporter randall pinkston is live in washington now with more on everything going on, a busy day there, randall. >> reporter: quite a bit going on here today, indeed. there are preparations we can see, of course, all the rises that have been set up on the grounds of the capitol and along the parade route. the fences that have been put in place to make sure that everything could be secure. and of course the preparations, we can't see. all the law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone will be safe. but today the focus, it is on a day of service as a part of the inaugural weekend. >>> construction crews are working around the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers,
. >>> also, the big speech begins in just two hours. president obama will unveil a plan that is sure to fuel the gun-control debate. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, january 16th. >>> san jose police are investigating a bold kidnapping attempt of a 2-year-old girl outside of her home. ktvu eight janine de la vega is in san jose and talked with police a short time ago. janine, what did they tell you? >> reporter: a police spokesperson told me he's checking in with detectives right now to see if they got any tips overnight. now, they are taking that attempted kidnapping that happened here on dale court very serious. they say the man was pulling on the child's legs so hard, that her shoes fell off. this all happened around 5:40 yesterday afternoon. this was near south white and aborn. a mother said she was playing in the front yard playing with her siblings and the man made a comment that she didn't like and she tried to pull her away. >> it's very turning. it's a brazen act on her part. w
happened there. >> president obama being sworn into office this morning in a private ceremony. we'll tell you what else is in store come inauguration >> and the wait is almost over. as the 49ers take on the falcons today. bay area fans are ready. we'll have a live report from atlanta. for joining us. we'll have more on the top stories in just a moment, but first let's get a check of your forecast with janu. >> good morning, you are absolutely right. we can see another beautiful day but it is chilly with areas of the north bay it dealing with fog. however, for this evening clear and cool. taking a look at current conditions freezing. napa. 29 from the 11th consecutive morning so freezing temperatures in the inland areas. 20's in pleasanton. let us take a look at where those temperatures are headed on this beautiful day. if you are going to go to the los gatos areas, 60s. and also, 66 degrees expected in santa rosa. your full forecast, coming up. for now, let us cugo back over to marty. marty obama will take the official oath of office. it's a private ceremony being held at the white house.
. >> i, barack hussein obama. >> pam: president obama begins his second term on a different note from his first. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. >> pam: a partisan and populist inaugural address lays out his agenda for dealing with climate change, immigration reform, gun control and gay rights. ahead. but first, the president spoke directly to the american people today -- giving us a glimpse into the next four years. catherine heenan is here with more on his inauguration speech. catherine? >> catherine: it lasted only 18 minutes. and depending on who you talk to.the speech is being described as either rousing and inspiring. or overly partisan and aggressive. president obama was clearly giving us a preview of an ambitious second term agenda. touching on everything from medicare and global warming - to same sex marriage. >> our journey is not complete until wives, daughters, mothers can have equal wages among their others. our journey is not complete until brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else against the
. >> president obama is heading up a national day of service to kick off a weekend of inaugural events. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill will also participate. this year's inauguration is expected to be scaled down from 2009. about 900-thousand people are expected to attend. thats also down compared to four years ago. president obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. if you call about nine- hundred thousand people 'scaled down'. officials say-for president obama's second inauguration, washington's national mall will have about half as many people as it did in 2009. undertaking. millions a- buzz with ceremony. symbolism. that big-event about 250-thousand people have coveted tickets- for president's platform. four-years ago, many who had on the periphery of the then be told you gotta go ceremony on monday, a live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> cali
a total of 320 flights including 51 international flights. >> after a celebration, president obama will wake up with many challenges to face in his second term if. >> story done and has a book--look at the past few days and what's next tory unnan. >> president obama took the oath of office not once because the inauguration fell on a sunday. >> the president and first lady walked upright rows along pennsylvania avenue and getting out of the car more than once. >> michelle obama wore a long red gown to the an inaugural ball. >> ♪ she chose the same designer w designero whojason woo. >> we must act knowing that our work will be on perfect. we must act knowing today's victories will be only partial. >> at least for one day some hope that his second term will be different for those of you who feel disappointed for the first term. >> debate on capitol hill continues over the national debt crisis. and what to do about national gun-control laws. >> we will see how that plays out. >> we will take a quick break. it is 4:07. >> a look at the san mateo bridge. restructuring, pension and supe
-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mrs. being overzealous, especially considering the crime he supposedly committed. >> reporter: swartz committed suicide last friday in new york. tonight, the tech community is mourning the loss of the 26- year-old prod gee, possibly best known for reddit. >> there's no one sentence that can wrap him up. >> reporte
,000 people have signed this on-line petition asking president obama to fire the presidenter who pursued swartz for two years. >> is it like shoplifting from a video store or loaning a video to a friend. >> reporter: this is video of aaron swartz taken last summer. >> there is a battle going on right now to define everything that happens on the internet. >> reporter: his passion for open access is evident, but his actty vim got him into trouble with the lay. >> the fact he was indicted and charged with 13 felonies for a possible 35 years in jail just really seems completely out of proportion with trying to share knowledge. >> reporter: prosecutors had charged him for allegedly hacking into a website and downloading millions of documents. his trial was scheduled for april. >> it sounds to me like a case of the mrs. being overzealous, especially considering the crime he supposedly committed. >> reporter: swartz committed suicide last friday in new york. tonight, the tech community is mourning the loss of the 26- year-old prod gee, possibly best known for reddit. >> there's no one sente
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brown hair and brownish -- and brown hair. >>> president obama unveiled his gun proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violence. analysts say it will be tough to get any gun legislation through congress. the president says it's up to the public to demand action. coming up for you at 7:15. why a bay area congressman said an attack ad released by the nra is dangerous. >>> a lawyer in san jose drafted an ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safekeeping. if the owners want to check out the weapons, they would have to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a se
on her body. she -- abrasions on her body. she somehow ended up in the water. >>> president obama blasted republicans on the issue of the nation's debt. he is pushing back at opponents who are threatening not to pay the government's bills. >> please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama spoke from the white house to stake out a position on the debt limit. if congress doesn't improve an increase the government will run out of money to pay bills. president obama blasted republicans who said they won't raise it without dollar for dollar cuts to the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> the problem is congress has already spent the money. what it would mean for the nation to not make payments. >> social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops. >> reporter: in response republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. speaker of the house john boehner's office said debt is endangering's children future. theconsequences are real h
. the picture was taken on wednesday hours after president obama called for renewed ban on assault weapons. what do you think of that? >> it has an extended magazine which would not be let -- legal in california. >> it is legal to carry, but the shoppers standing around like it is nothing, that is stunning. >> it would be stunning in california. there would be a race if the door. >> first lady is getting a lot of attention this morning for her new hair style. we will show you a picture and get reaction from kristen sze. >> coming up first, fighter jets scram being to >> daly city, dublin and los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> if you are a maverick fan, a storm system, powerful system, is kicking up the waves and sending them our way for the weekend. we have high pressure over tahoe but the waves come in under that and they will be dangerous this afternoon through sunday. today we are frosty inland and the rest of us in the mid-to-upper 30's through 7:00 and low 60's by 4:00, and, then, during the evening, not as cold as it has been, mid-to-upper 40's. saturday, sunday, and mond
from a couple thousand to 800,000 people in the lawn there. president obama took the oath of office yesterday as did the vice president. constitution mandates that the president start his term on january 20 which fell on a sunday. that's why they did that. the public inauguration will happen the next day which is today, martin luther king jr. holiday. the nation is abuzz. the public oath will happen at 8:30 our time. i don't think he'll put his hand on the bible until 8:55 or something like that. it's one of the most highly anticipated moments, the speech. what will he say during his inaugural address? we'll see. >> we'll talk about that right now with our political analyst. he's here ahead of the big moment. hi, michael. >> good morning. >> we already saw the actual oath yesterday. >> this is the seventh time that an inauguration that fell on a sunday will be honored on a monday. it's because the reason why the courts are closed on sundays. they decided to not make federal workers work on a weekend. we'll make them work on monday. >> today is a holiday. >> they're still working. fo
this year. and it is no coincidence that president obama today is invoking dr. king's legacy calling on americans to do something for each other on a national day of service. brian moar reports from washington. >> reporter: on a day of national service, president obama led by example. he and the first lady volunteered at a local elementary school. he was honoring the life and legacy of dr. martin luther drink, just like he did before his first inauguration. >> it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power, but it should also be an affirmation that we're in this together. >> not far away the vice president and a bunch of bidens helped to pack supply kits for the u.s. military. an estimated 250,000 people today did something to help somebody else. in rochester, there was a clothing drive in manhattan, volunteers added a little life to the walls of a senior center. in orlando the groassroots services were literal. former first daughter chelsea clinton encouraged people to do more than just celebrate on this inauguration weekend. some chose to create cards
president obama will be sworn in, next. >>> this is ktvu, "mornings on 2". >> good morning, an welcomes to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, january 20th. >> i am maureen naylor. claudine is off today. >>> here is rosemary. >>> another beautiful day. just like yesterday. it is cool if you are around the bay. cold, if you are inland. even freezing. our afternoon will be another dry day. quiet, we do have a high surf advisory that will continue in the afternoon. we will have details on this and i will have the numbers expected for today, coming up. >>> president obama embarks on his second term. he will take the oath of office at an intimate ceremony. tori campbell is in washington to take care of the inauguration. tori, good morning, to you. >> reporter: good morning. there are few politicians and supporters on the plane. i sat next to senator majority leader. and there was a supporter for obama passing out buttons like these to everyone who is on the plane. things are already getting underway this morning. the first event was joe biden, who was just sworn in at the naval observatory by jus
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of a fire in a lithium battery. >>> the obama administration has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in general motors. the government put $50 million into gm and chrysler. the plans to start selling its remaining shares over the past year or so. the selling price of the shares will determine if u.s. taxpayers take a loss on the bail out. >>> he's packing his bags, why this bay area 15-year-old was picked to attend monday's presidential inauguration. but first -- >> we all engage in some degree of deception and lying in order to get along. >> from professional athletes to every day joes, we ask why lying is just human nature for some. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lance arms
of the morning. just a heads up. more of a visual distraction. back to you guys. >>> president obama is losing yet another member of his cabinet. the interior secretary ken salazar is ste down. according to the the "denver post" he is leaving the administration to spend more time with his family in colorado. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta, the treasury secretary geithner and the labor secretary hilda soliz are also leaving. >>> president obama will unveil his plan to reduce gun violence. cbs news says the plan calls for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. it's also said to include criminal and mental health background checks for customers in all gun sales. the proposals would have to be approved by the house and senate something the president admits is not a sure thing. >> i want to be sure that i'm honest about americans about what will work. >> the president is looking into what actions he can take on his own by exec it order. the president is scheduled to speak at 8:55 this morning our time.
>>> the uphill battle for president barack obama, he tries to push gun control through congress. >>> people are being urged to take cover after a nasty outbreak in contra costa, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning everybody, it is thursday january 17th, i am brian flores. >> thanks for waking up with us this morning, let's check with steve on the weather it does feel warmer. >> yes, there is a little more moisture in the air. still some upper 30s over a few, but highs look at oakland 62 and 62 in pacifica, here is sal. >>> traffic is looking well around the bay area, we are looking at 24 westbound and it looks good driving to the caldecott tunnel. 101 looks good approaching the 880 split. let's go back to the desk. >>> point information about san francisco restaurants -- important information about san francisco's restaurant here is more on the city's move to make restaurants healthy. >> reporter: starting today you will be able to figure out the public health standards and it is all part of the mayor's initia
? >> thanks. >>> president obama's inauguration weekend is kicking off today with a national day of service. and ron mott is right at the center of things at the washington mall. good morning, what's happening this morning? >> reporter: hey, lester. good morning to you. as you mentioned, activities kick off this weekend. this is one of the ones that really is near and dear to the president's heart and the first lady's heart. that's the national day of service that the president called for four years ago. now this tent that we're on is on the national mall. the washington monument is a stone's throw behind us. it's going to be filled with some of the 800,000 people expected for the inauguration. there are dozens of local and national organizations here that will tell folks how they can help around the d.c. area and when they get home in their communities. just two are here. the american red cross is going to be here later on showing people how to save a life with cpr training. and then just across the way is no kid hungry, trying to fight childhood hunger in this country. this is a big probl
event will be held. >>> president obama will be sworn in in adrift event tomorrow. the constitution requires the event to happen on the 20th, but since that starts on a sunday, an event will happen on monday so the americans can watch the ceremony. dc police swore in extra police yesterday. some will provide security for the event and others at the ball. >>> devante brown was invited to attend the events. he is a member of the national honor society and several other clubs. he tutors other students and soon, he will see the president take the oath of office. >> when i heard it would be on martin luther king jr. day, i thought that would be perfect and he is using king's bible. i thought that was really cool. >>> only a few republicans will attend president obama's inauguration. former republican vice presidential candidate has a part in the ceremony. >>> here's a look at the schedule of the events. vice president joe biden will be sworn in at 5:30 our time in washington dc and president obama will be sworn in at 8:30 on sunday morning. the public swearing in until at 8:30 and then f
from this to you for this newscast for scott rates, kron 4 will bring the latest from you (music)"obama's on fire." >> pam: it is happening right now in washington: the first couple making the rounds of the inaugural balls. celebrating as president obama begins his second term. alicia keyes, jennifer hudson and stevie wonder among the performers tonight. you are looking live at the festivities in washington d-c. where the country is celebrating the inauguration of president barrack obama. here in san francisco. gamany items there are several evenings fall of celebrations. gay rights advocates are also celebrating. in his inaugural address, the gay community heard words never before spoken by >> "our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." >> pam: the president spoke those words with the entire u=s supreme court seated just a few feet away. those same justices are due to rule on california's voter= approved ban on same sex
talks are under way. president obama warns the dire consequences if congress fails to raise our borrowing limits. in tonight's reality check, sam brock explains why most people should just take a deep breath. sam? >> raj, it would be therapeutic if nothing else. there is certainly little refuting the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the preside
's church in marin city and the it point reyes sub-- and the point reyes substation. >>> president obama is reviewing a series of proposals from the vice president about curbing gun violence. coming up at 7:15, a new poll checks public support for gun control. >>> after prompting some furious reaction, today, the house will finally vote on giving an extra $51 billion to help the victims of superstorm sandy. the legislation includes two bills, one gives $17 billion in emergency funding. the other would include money for fema's disaster relief fund. but financial conservatives still oppose the bill. they feel some of that money would be used for things that have nothing to do with the storm or its victims. >>> the social media world is buzzing this morning about rumors of a possible announcement this morning by facebook. ktvu tea janine de la vega live in menlo park with more about a mystery event that happens in just a couple of hours. janine? >> reporter: dave, we're here in facebook's parking lot, where we're told by security they've reserved 100 parking spots for the media. you can see
out there again but will temperatures continue to warm up? >> also in a couple hours president obama will tell us his plan for reducing gun violence in america. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day wednesday, january 16th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us this morning. steve paulson is here. and i guess we talked about it a tiny bit warmer. >> a tad warmer. >> it is cold. 20s and 30s. it's getting a little better each day here for some. temperatures right now 20s concord. livermore 27. santa rosa 29. it's darn cold out there. it will be a little warmer near 60 for a few. oakland down to santa cruz. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic on westbound 24 looks good driving up to the tunnel. there are no major problems by the way on interstate 680 from concord to walnut creek. also the morning commute on westbound 92 the san mateo bridge nice drive over to the peninsula. let's go back to the desk. >>> the city of oakland one step closer to adopting a new crime fighting plan. that is following
. president obama is about to unvail his plan to reduce gun violence. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning january 16th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic. first we go to steve. steve, i'm feeling a change is coming. >> a very slow change but it's coming. we still have 20s and 30s on the lows. i don't think anything will come close to what we had on sunday. but still when you get 28 santa rosa. 29 livermore. each day the temps are inching upward. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. westbound 24 traffic looks pretty good as you drive over to the tunnel. also the morning commute is not bad if you are driving on oakland freeways. let's go back to the desk. >>> oakland's public safety committee has approved a controversial crime fighting plan for the city. it was a anonymous vote by the committee late last night. tara moriarty is joining us live where that meeting tara, it almost got out of hand. >> reporter: it really did. the committee did decide to give the plan the thumbs up. now it will
because of a fire in a lithium battery. >>> the obama administration has announced plans to sell its ownership stake in general motors. the government put $50 million into gm and chrysler. the plans to start selling its remaining shares over the past year or so. the selling price of the shares will determine if u.s. taxpayers take a loss on the bail out. >>> he's packing his bags, why this bay area 15-year-old was picked to attend monday's presidential inauguration. but first -- >> we all engage in some degree of deception and lying in order of deception and lying in order to meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious disease. health officials recommend vaccination. go to voicesofmeningitis.org. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a
obama and vice president joe biden will unveil the proposals during an event at the white house. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: the announcement after the city took elementary tragedy. this ignited the gun violence task force that is being led by joe biden. but with the president in the vice-president of on bail in the package to take measures sponsored by universal background checks, and a ban on high capacity magazines, and assault rifles. many will require congressional approval. >> he believes that things that we can do it in a bipartisan way will of sight of washington. but in yes, we are able to reduce gun violence but is something that we can do together. it is not just from the president's. >> opponents of the nra are promising a gun battle. >> a new poll suggests that nearly 60-percent of americans want stricter gun laws following last month's deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. 84-percent who answered the associated press poll want background checks for gun purchases at gun shows. >> oakland's safety committee has unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to hire
obama will unvail his religions for re-- unvail his recommendation for gun violence. recent polls show most americans want stricter gun control laws but republicans will fight against gun control. >> this is a very important constitutional right. we are dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that stand point. >> president obama will announce his proposal to reduce gun violence at the white house this morning. he will be joined by children who wrote to them about gun violence following last month's school shooting in newtown, connecticut. many people participating in a gun buy back program went home empty handed. it ran out of money in a little in about an hour. plus how gun owners were compensated after the cash ran out. >>> time is 4:35. the mountain view stickum has yet to -- city council has yet to make a decision on whether to ban food carts downtown. other members discuss the growing popularity showing the trucks serve a grab and go clientele. a former vote will take place at a later date. >>> tickets for the sharks two on sale at 10:00 this morning. the sharks first ho
. >>> president obama will take the oath of office for a second time tomorrow, but because of the date, which is a sunday, all the pomp and circumstance moves to monday. as finishing touches go on floats, the capitol is in security lockdown. the second go-round won't be as grabbed as the first. three years ago 1.8 million people filled the mall. four years ago nearly every one of the 29,000 hotel rooms in the area were booked. nearly 7,000 rooms are available today. anita mcbride, former assistant to george w. bush, says there's still a lot of excitement. >> the moment of the first african-american president, and it was new. for everyone. but there still is a level of excitement despite the numbers. >> ama: for the first time there's an official app for the inauguration, the committee released an app called inauguration 2013. >>> our coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition "good morning america", and we'll have live streaming coverage at #k 30 monday morning. >> the first family takes part in a new inauguration tradition. that story is up next. >>> and t
. we have a preview of monday's big event for president obama in washington d.c. and part two of lance and part two of lance armstrong's inte [ loud party ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a community service project in the washington d.c. area. they have asked americans to also take part in day of service to honor dr. martin luther king. there will still be an inauguration party in washington but not as over the top as it was four years ago. abc news karen traverse shows us what to expect. >> hundreds of thousands will pack the national mall on monday. eager to witness in person the second inauguration of president obama. but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> i do solumnly swear. >> this year officials
, kyla? >> reporter: president barack obama has made it clear he wants to take action and will do so without congress and gun rights groups are fighting back. after the shooting in newtown connecticut the focus is on assault weapons. passing new legislation could prove difficult with a split on gun control. the n ra has vowed to fight any new restrictions but more than a million people have signed a petition backed pie his group to stop the sale of assault weapons. >> she guns are not designed for support or defense. they are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly. >> reporter: the president said he is competent there are gun control steps he can take without congress but at least one republican here on capitol hill is threatening to file articles of i am -- articles of i am people ofment. are more on that when i -- impeachment. more on that when i see you next. >>> hagel will meet personnelly with dozens of senators. some are opposed to this and the critics will be there for the backing and the meeting with the armed services committee will happen within weeks. >>> a previ
tagging. >> president obamas second inauguration is days away, but did not expect a pop and pageantry you saw the first time around. >> this year it'll be scaled down. >> only 900,000 people are attending which is half as many people as 2009. the years preparations have been replete with rehearsals with stand in its plan the president, vice president, and chief justice. >> the real president will have to swearing in spirit a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> 7:37 a.m. will be back in a couple of moments to start off your friday morning and get you into the weekend. we have our memount tam cam. we have no wind as of now and the camera is showing you all of the sunshine. for the new mattress models but sleep train's huge year end clearance is ending soon. for a short time, save hundreds on tempur-pedic mattresses. get the most highly-recommended bed in america at closeout prices. plus, get interest-free financing and free same-day delivery. why wait for the new models? sleep t
president obama's cabinet in march to spend more time with his family in colorado. salazar was chosen to serve as the interior secretary in 2008. his departure marks the latest in a series of high-profile resignations from the president's cabinet including secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> meanwhile president obama is set to outline his plan to curb gun violence this morning. cbs reporter susan mcginnis is likely to propose more than just gun control measures. >>> reporter: gun dealers nationwide are trying to keep up with demand. clive says sales have doubled at his quincy, illinois, shop since the president started pushing for gun control. >> any semi-automatic with a large capacity magazine in it, that seems to be popular. >> reporter: the president wants to ban military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines like those used in the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the package he presents today is also expected to call for criminal and mental health background checks for all gun buyers including those buying at gun shows. the na
. back to you guys. >>> new this morning president obama is losing yet another member of his cabinet. the tier yor secretary ken salivar is stepping down. the interior secretary is stepping down. he is leaving to spend more time with his family. secretary of state hillary clinton, defense secretary leon panetta and several others are leaving the team in a couple of weeks. >>> in just a few hours from now, president obama plans to unveil his plan to reduce gun violence. cbs news says the plan calls for bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines as well as including criminal and mental health background checks for customers in all sales. the proposals would have to be approved by the house and senate something the president admits is not a sure thing. >>> nearly 6 out of 10 americans favor stricter gun laws according to a new "associated press" poll. 35% say gun laws should remain unchanged and 5% wanting looser gun laws. >>> the new report that highlights the dangers of energy drinks. >> plus, crossing the line. the florida teen arrested
of 58¢. >> president obama is tackling the issue of gun violence by way 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone. >> those steps could include more restrictive action against people live on gun sell background checks, a striking limits on federal research into the news, or a tougher penalties against gun trafficking, and giving schools flexibility to use grant money to improve safety. >> obama is expected to unveil his proposals as early as tomorrow. >> at more than a million people try to buy guns that have been turned down since 19908 that is according to the fbi. >> the figure comes from data collected during background checks run from gun purchases. >> the top reason for denying the sale, 58 percent of the time, the buyer had been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor punishable by more than two years in prison. >> statistics show the only one person potential gun buyers were turned down for mental-health issues. >> according to the fbi of all the checks once 1998 only about 1 percent resulted in turn down. >> will be back with more of the kron 4 morning news. w
from bay area gun owners following president obama said federal gun control proposals. >> we are looking ed 8 unusual back up due to an early morning stall over an hour ago. it back then sub so early that we have not recovered. the drive time is starting to approach normal for this hour there are still bigger than normal. you will hit about a 16 to 18 minute drive time if you're coming from the mimic freeway. if you are still looking at a 20 to 22 minute drive time perry ed it is about 18 minutes for the east shore freeway. the traffic began to slow through berkeley as you head to the bay bridge. >> we are looking at the san francisco skyline. it is a clear start for the morning. there are instances of fog. the temperatures are just below the freezing mark. yesterday we did have freezing fog. as we head into the afternoon it will be mostly sunny and will be warmer. we could see possibly mid to upper 60s. here is a look at your numbers in your neighborhood. it is 43 degrees right now in san francisco. the temperatures will jump as we head into afternoon. i will have these numb
's meeting. she's also there for president obama's inauguration on monday. she says she has meeting scheduled with justice department officials and officials with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. trying to bring more law enforcement resources back to oakland. we're also finding out the reasons why san jose police chief chris moore's decision was to leave the police department. 51-year-old chief's last day on the job is tomorrow. he says the last straw came when the city council voted against putting half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big
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